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Statistical mechanics

  1. Dec 10, 2011 #1
    could we use three ensembles(microcanonic, canonic, grandcanonic) in cases of each problems?
    or
    can we solve any problem by using every one of these ensembles?
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2011 #2

    A. Neumaier

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    The grand canonical ensemble is the most useful one, as it can handle all problems.
    The others are of far more limited general utility, but have occasional advantages.

    For statistical mechnaics thermodynamics in terms of the grand canonical ensemble only,
    see, e.g., Part II of http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0810.1019
     
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